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cities. infrastructure regulations, you cannot build anything which is not 7.5, or less than a 7.5. if there is a mother who has no diapers and no food for their children, 24 hours and everything is, you know, no water, no nothing, people tend to go to a supermarket, absolutely broken, no one is in there, and start looting. so -- and it's something that you have to understand. so usually police, the armed forces time to react is very, very important. and in navy aspects we have a plan and we put that plan in effect and it works so it's very good, this kind of meetings because that is exactly what you are doing. naval effects as usual prove their flexibility and their capacity to remain in the affected areas for a long time without any logistical support so we can do a lot. that plan put the surface units in less than 24 hours. naval doctrine was highly effective. most of our ships -- the earthquake was at 3.34 and most of our ships get underway at about 4:00 or 4.10. one of them without a captain, he is not a captain any more, but all people get into the ship and ships get und
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with the city. fema is well represented and we have several defense coordinating officers here over the past couple of days. certainly the california national guard is represented heavily here. obviously they are going to be the first guys to respond to a disaster and they have several interesting roles not only from a state perspective but as they get federalized or with the dual status commander managing federal response and federal authorities of military authorities flowing in. and most significantly, we're represented today with the commander of northern command, general jackoby. as you know, defense report to civil authorities is not a primary mission area for the department of defense. we have codified it in policy over the years and certainly things have advanced since 9/11 and hurricane katrina, but there has been a real gap in detailed preplanning for emergency response, particularly as it works its way down the chain into the tactical forces that would respond, most specifically i think those on active duty. this is an area that we don't tend to pay a lot of attention to and ver
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, it could seriously have leveled the city which brings us to nasa. are they doing enough to prevent a giant space rock from hitting us? do you wonder about that now? it is now the time to strip away funding. here with more on this is terice, managing directorof space.com. first of all, a lot of people wonder if there's a connection between the two events? dpl that was the first question we had, too. the answer right now is no. nasa says that the two -- the asteroids, the one that flew by this afternoon, the big one, they came from completely different directions meaning they are not from the same object, and they say that fairly conclusively. melissa: a coincidence. >> pardon the pun, a cosmic coincidence. amazing it happened in the same day. melissa: makes you feel vulnerable. we watch one, and we get hit from the other side. you say the key to protect ourselves 1 -- is not helmets, but early detection. >> yeah, you can't protect yourself from asteroids if you don't know they are out there. that's something nasa, they have a program in place to look for the big ones, the ones that could de
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. 20 atomic bombs. that's no joke. something like that hits a major city we could be in a world of hurt are there any warning signs we could plan for as it relates to meteors? >> the warning signs are actually going to be amateur astronomers right now. those people have the most eyes on the sky. even nasa is looking at the skies but in terms of shear numbers, there are lots of people out in their backyards with telescopes looking up at the sky and this -- asteroid that missed us was discovered by amateurs. >> i knew save the world. dave mosier good to see you this morning. thanks for insight. appreciate it unbelievable video high speed police chase horrific ending. car crashing right into the cruiser. whole thing caught on camera. this happens way too much. and then for the first time in almost 600 years the pope has resigned. if you have got a lifelong career, like the pontiff, when is the right time to call it quits? fbn nicole petallides is here to talk about retirement coming up. hey nicole. she will be in here in a second. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what?